LETTERS FROM THE HOUSE BETWEEN #1 2016 Still Winter Publication Date: 02/09/2014
In 1873 a twenty-three-year-old French woman died of tuberculosis. It was a common disease back then and many died from this incurable pulmonary wasting disease. Thérèse was a devout Christian with an uncommon hunger to serve God without reservation; she was only fourteen when she joined a religious order. It was years after her death when she was named St. Thérèse of Lisieu and became known for a little treatise she wrote called
The Story of a Soul. In it she writes about coming to terms with both her smallness and God’s love for her. That God should love her despite her insignificance and failures (like regularly falling asleep in chapel) was a mystery to her.
NOTES FROM TOAD HALL Spring #2 2014 Publication Date: 08/17/2014
We live in a climate where the seasons are sharp. There is no mistaking them. Winter freezes everything including our senses; but they waken again with the shifting south wind, in slight rises in temps, in clouds changing from steel gray to white muslin, when it is still well below freezing, we sniff the air and say, “I smell spring!”
Dialogue Out of Her Mind: An Excerpt from God in the Sink (Margie Haack)
Poetry (Mariah Gordon) Virtues by an Atheist (Denis Haack) When National Self-Interest Begets Trouble (Denis Haack) The Lament of a Burdened Heart (Denis Haack)
It can be argued that we all bow to something, that there is something that reigns supreme in our heart of hearts. That at the core of our being there is something that shapes our values, priorities and beliefs, even though we may not recognize it as such.
As Christians we are convinced this is true, and important enough to take the time to examine our thinking, feeling and doing to see whether we are bowing before a sovereign worthy of our allegiance. This web site exists to help in that process and we hope you find it useful. Thanks for visiting.